We’ve decided to bring you a new reoccurring feature on the Indie Elite, short reviews of excellent indie books (both through small presses and completely independently published) from authors who aren’t Indie Elite members. Today’s review is of Destiny’s Fire by Trisha Wolfe, published through the small press, Omnific Publishing.
This is the first steampunk novel I've read and wow, just wow. I'm totally a fan of the genre now! It takes a talented author to introduce so many characters with big roles in a novel and have each of them be compelling, and Trisha accomplished that beautifully. I felt for each of these characters and was pulled into the wonder of the story from the very first page. Magic, secrets, cool devices, and a world I didn't want to leave, Destiny's Fire has it all. I can hardly wait for more from this author.
Here is the Goodreads blurb about Destiny’s Fire:
It’s the year 2040, and sixteen-year-old Dez Harkly is one of the last of her kind—part of a nearly extinct race of shape-shifters descended from guardians to the Egyptian pharaohs. Her home and her secret are threatened when the Council lowers the barrier, allowing the enemy race to enter the Shythe haven.
As the Narcolym airships approach, Dez and her friends rebel against their Council and secretly train for battle. Not only is Dez wary of war and her growing affection for her best friend Jace, but she fears the change her birthday will bring. When Dez’s newfound power rockets out of control, it’s a Narcolym who could change her fate... if she can trust him.
Dez’s guarded world crumbles when she discovers why the Narcos have really come to Haven Falls, and she's forced to choose between the race who raised her and the enemy she's feared her whole life.
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